Charlotte Rogers

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office Hours: 
Mondays 3:30-5:30

Research Summary

Charlotte Rogers is Assistant Professor of Spanish. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Yale University and her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Barnard College.   Her area of specialty is twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin America, with a comparative focus on representations of the tropics in literature and culture. She is the author of Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012) and Mourning El Dorado: Literature and Extractivism in the American Tropics (University of Virginia Press, forthcoming in 2019). Her articles appear in journals including PMLA, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, MLN and the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Her new research project takes an ecocritical approach in examining the Caribbean as a site of literary, scientific, artistic, and medical experimentation. At UVa, Professor Rogers is a core faculty member in the Environmental Humanities, convener of the Greater Caribbean Studies Network, and Director of Graduate Admissions for the Ph.D. program in Spanish.


Ph.D., Yale University

M.A., Yale University

B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University



 Mourning El Dorado: Literature and Extractivism in the American Tropics. University of Virginia Press, 2019.

Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives. Vanderbilt University Press, 2012.

Reviewed in:

Gómez, Leila. Modernism/ modernity. 20.1 (January 2013): 141-143.

Handley, George. Hispanic Review. (Winter 2014): 119-122.

Kaup, Mónica. MLN. 129. 2 (March 2014): 460-464.

Martínez-Pinzón, Felipe. E-misférica, Hemispheric Institute. 10.1 (Winter 2013).

Moore, Charles. Hispania. 96. 4 (December 2013): 796-798.

Wylie, Lesley. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Vol 47. 2 (June 2014): 413-414. Online.



“Notas del viaje a la Gran Sabana (Notes of the Trip to the Great Savannah) by the Cuban Author Alejo Carpentier.” PMLA. October 2019.

“‘El ágora entre manglares:’ la arquitectura griega en El siglo de las luces de Alejo Carpentier.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.June 2019.

“Nostalgia and Mourning in Milton Hatoum’s Órfãos do Eldorado.” In Eds. Javiar Urriarte and Felipe Martínez Pinzón. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.

“Los pasos encontrados en la Fundación Alejo Carpentier.” Cuadernos hispanoamericanos. 792. (June 2016) 105-108

“Mario Vargas Llosa and the novela de la selva.” TheBulletin of Spanish Studies. 93 (July 2016) 1043-1060.        

“‘La selva no tiene nada de inesperado:’ Amazonian Disillusionment in La Nieve del Almirante by Alvaro Mutis.” Orillas. 4 (2015). Online.

“Guillotina y fiesta en El siglo de las luces.MLN. 128.2 (March 2013) 335-351.

El órfico ensalmador: Ethnography and Shamanism in Alejo Carpentier’s Los pasos perdidos.Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 35.2 (September 2011). 351-372.

“Carpentier, Collecting, and lo barroco americano.Hispania. 94:2 (June 2011). 240-251.

“Medicine, Madness, and Writing in La vorágine.Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool). 87.2 (January 2010): 89-108.

Published Interview:

“The Lost Cities of the Amazon: A Conversation with Milton Hatoum.” World Literature Today. September-October 2014. 34-37.


America Unbound Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studiesby Antonio Barrenechea. University of New Mexico Press, 2016. In Modern Fiction Studies.  Summer 2018 (64.2)

Proust’s Latin Americansby Rubén Gallo. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Comparative Literature Studies. 54:1. (2016) 256-260. 

Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2015. In Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production in the Luso-Hispanic World.2: 6. Fall 2016. Online.

“La mirada invernocular: clima y cultura en Colombia (1808-1924).” by Felipe Martínez-Pinzón. Doctoral Dissertation, New York University, 2012.  Dissertation Reviews. Oct. 2013:

Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo F. Sarmiento, trans. Kathleen Ross. Review: Latin American Literature and Arts. Nov. 2004: 302-304.

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